The Rice Polish: ClassicFoaming Enzyme Powder





The Rice Polish: ClassicFoaming Enzyme Powder

A water-activated exfoliant of nourishing Japanese Rice Bran that transforms to a creamy foam for smooth, polished skin with a healthy glow.



Size:  60 g | 2.1 oz.

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Pure One Step Camellia Cleansing Oil

$48 | 150 ml / 5.1 fl. oz.


Why It Works

Why It Works

The Rice Polish gives your skin a new beginning through non-abrasive exfoliation and pure Japanese ingredients delivered in a cloud-like foam. Finely ground rice bran and papaya enzymes promote natural skin turnover to instantly reveal a smooth, makeup-ready canvas. The pH neutral, amino acid base formula provides effective cleansing without stripping skin of essential moisture or breaking the skin’s barrier function, leaving skin baby-soft and supple. Hadasei-3™, a trio of anti-aging Japanese superfoods - green tea, rice and algae - helps restore healthy-looking, youthful radiance. Daily use helps to visibly reduce the appearance of fine lines, uneven skin tone, hyperpigmentation and breakouts.

Each Rice Polish is formulated with an active ingredient tailored for a specific skin type. The Rice Polish: Classic features Silk protein to condition and nourish normal to dry skin.


Non-irritating. Non-sensitizing. Dermatologist tested. Cruelty-free.
Formulated without:
Mineral oil, synthetic fragrances, sulfate detergents, parabens, urea, DEA, TEA or phthalates. Cruelty-free.

How To Use

Suggested Usage

Begin with wet hands and face. Pour ½ teaspoon of powder into hands and rub together to create a creamy foam. Gently massage onto face for 15 seconds, avoiding the eye area. Rinse with warm water.

For best results, follow the Kyoto Cleanse ritual. Melt makeup away with the Pure One Step Camellia Cleansing Oil, then smooth and soften skin with The Rice Polish.



1/2 teaspoon



Powder transforms into a creamy foam

Suggested Ritual

The Essence
Step 3.
The Essence Plumping Skin Softener

The Silk Cream
Step 4.
The Silk Cream

Consumer Results

When the Rice Polish: Classic is used daily with the Pure One Step Camellia Cleansing Oil:

  • In 1 week: 100% of women demonstrated an improvement in skin smoothness.
  • In 2 weeks: 100% of women demonstrated an improvement in the appearance of pores.
  • In 4 weeks: 100% of women demonstrated an improvement in radiance, skin texture and the appearance of wrinkles.

*Based on an independent expert grader study of 20 women. Individual results may vary.


Our Journey to You

Women in Japan care for their skin with a beauty ritual that is as elegant as it is simple. Delicately polishing skin to a jewel-like luster is at the heart of their daily practice. For centuries, Japanese women have used the milky water from the first wash of rice to prepare a perfectly smooth complexion. The Rice Polish Collection brings this time-tested secret to the modern makeup lover.

The Rice Polish: Classic is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 493.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is MAGIC! I can NOT believe how SOFT and smooth my skin is from a GENTLE hand washing of my face. I am stunned. I couldn't wait to have my man feel my face after I washed it, have him try it on his face, and to wake up the next morning JUST so I could hop in the shower to use it on my neck and face again! The tiny little bumps that have always been on the bridge of my nose are GONE, what!? Yes they are and I've only used it twice. I will never be without this magic potion again. As soon as I was rinsing my face THE FIRST time I used it I could FEEL how soft my face was, it was like the softest rose petal, I SWEAR it's true! GET SOME OF THIS STUFF!!!!
Date published: 2014-10-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I’m a new woman! A few days ago I received the travel-sized rice polish for dry skin and after just two days my skin looks and feels luxuriant! Two days! When this jar is gone, I will be purchasing the full-sized jar. You have me for life! In such a short time, my skin already is brighter and as smooth as a baby’s bottom. I cannot wait to see my face in one month! I also rub this magic potion on the back of my hands. I use it at night and in the morning, my skin is dewy and moist; my makeup applies so evenly and smooth. I am tempted to buy your whole line. I also received your camellia oil as a sample and I will use that all the time now. Thank you Tatcha!
Date published: 2018-10-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Thank you! All of the Tatcha products are wonderful. This is the first brand in so many years that I haven't had reactions to. I read about the coming Indigo line and the problem areas it is targeting. I have been suffering a severe illness for many years and must take a lot of medications. The result being very sensitive skin. After using the Indigo Rice Enzyme Powder for only four days I noticed a lessening of redness. The light rashes were improving also. After using the Indigo cleanser there is a comforted feeling to my skin. It is very soothing. My skin keeps improving over time. Thanks to Tatcha for creating products for all skin concerns!
Date published: 2015-02-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gentle and effective I am 48 years old, and have been exfoliating my skin consistently for years. I started using Clarisonic a couple of years ago, and just never really was 100% impressed with it. Add that to growing sensitivity, and I just couldn't find the right 'fit' for my skin. Enter Tatcha. I use the Camellia Oil and the Classic Rice Enzyme Powder every day, and my skin hasn't looked this good in years. Exfoliation with this product is gentle and effective - not the least bit abrasive, but wow, does it work. My skin is soft and radiant, and just feels good…. like its happy and healthy. No looking back, this is my happy face happy place!
Date published: 2015-07-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Indigo is from the Gods Indigo is from the Gods ....I love it so much! I have very annoying skin , it really is fussy , and I have used a number of different products on it , expensive and not so much, and none of them corrected my skin . I moved for 12 months , from mild to extreme weather, and thought my skin would just fall off with the comes Tatcha and.... voila! It IMPROVED ....really , I am so happy with your amazing enzyme powder . And another thing , I was always rushing , but now, when I wash my face, the word "ritual" comes into my mind, I slow down, breathe and use slow massaging movements to wash my face- it is so relaxing....
Date published: 2015-03-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Holy Grail I purchased this a few years back when I noticed my skin changing; finding out that I was actually suffering from rosacea type 2. With the flaky itchy sensitive skin on my face I knew I wanted something gentle enough to sloth away the yuck on my delicate and sensitive skin. Wow! I heard only what I read on the site, and a few other reviews here and there on other forums, and I’m so glad I bit the bullet and spent the money. It goes a LONG WAY! You literally only need the tsp amount and it’s amazing how it goes from powder to cloudy foam in seconds. I am a TATCHA customer for LIFE! Thank you! I can’t wait to try more products suitable for my skin type!
Date published: 2018-12-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I am happy and impressed First, let me say that I am just shy of age 65. I had a grainy powder cleanser about 40 years ago and loved it but it was discontinued. So, I purchased the Classic Rice Enzyme Powder initially because I wanted to add this type of cleanser back in my daily beauty regime. Tatcha's Classic Rice Enzyme Powder is perfect for me. I am so happy with the results and will absolutely purchase it again. I also love the fact that it isn't a problem with my take on luggage for air travel because it is not a liquid. I highly recommend the product and entire Tatcha experience. The products and Tatcha people are special!
Date published: 2015-01-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The search is over! I've tried a seemingly countless amount of exfoliants since my teenage years. My skin always looked worse after using exfoliants with any sort of scrubbing agent. Now at age 35, the buck stops with the Rice Enzyme Powder. I have very oily, acne prone skin, that is also sensitive, so (with the guidance of the Tatcha consultants) I opted for the Indigo Soothing Rice Powder as step 2 of my Tatcha Ritual. It exfoliates without damaging or drying. My pores are cleaner than ever, and it also calms my reactive skin! Other products claim they'll make a difference and that you'll see results. Tatcha actually delivers results.
Date published: 2015-08-03
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Is it compulsory to follow four steps..? Like it’s too expensive... I am to able to afford all...!

Asked by: Jotbrar
Thank you for reaching out! For best results, we do recommend using all four steps daily. These are the core treasures to keep skin pure, polished, nourished and balanced. We are happy to offer them at a special value in our travel size Starter Rituals and our full size Enduring Rituals. If you have other skincare items you use for some of these steps and want to incorporate one of two Tatcha items with your other brands, you can certainly do that also. We hope this helps!
Answered by: TATCHA
Date published: 2019-06-07

Can I use the classic rice polish and the Vita C serum on my decolletage before I put on the ageless neck cream?

Asked by: 60spink
Thank you for your question! You may absolutely use the Rice Polish and Violet C Brightening Serum on the neck and décolletage prior to the Neck Cream. Be sure to only use the Violet C Brightening Serum at night. Then in the morning, take your Pore Perfecting SPF35 on the neck and décolletage as well. We hope this helps!
Answered by: TATCHA
Date published: 2019-06-20

Is it unnecessary to use a toner in combination with the cleansing oil and rice polish?

Asked by: kamrynv
Thank you for your question! Our Rice Polish has a built-in toner, which is why we suggest following our cleansing and exfoliating duo with the Essence. The Essence is a resurfacing softener made with 98.7% pure Japanese superfoods which allows all of your treatments, serums, and moisturizers applied afterwards work better for you so you see greater effectiveness. We hope this helps!
Answered by: TATCHA
Date published: 2019-04-30

How often should you do the ritual? I have normal skin, and my face is naturally red around the cheeks. However I noticed since I've been using the Tatcha ritual with the oil, polish, essence, and moisturizer my face is reacting very differently.

Asked by: Mary91
Thank you for your question! You may use all four steps up to twice a day both morning and night. Some of our friends prefer less exfoliation and will use the Rice Polish only once a day. We suggest trying it bath ways to see which makes your skin the happiest. We hope this helps!
Answered by: TATCHA
Date published: 2019-06-17

For acne prone, aging skin, do you need a water- based cleanser between the cleansing oil and this step? This is an exfoliating product but does it cleanse too? Do I need a step in between? I wear a good amount of make-up if that is relevant.

Asked by: Mary Kate
Thank you for your question! You will not need an additional cleanser between your One Step Camellia Cleansing Oil and the Rice Polish. The Cleansing Oil will melt away all dirt, sunscreen, makeup, and pollution from the day leaving skin pure but not stripped of hydration. Then, use the Rice Polish for 15 seconds as a quick second cleanse and exfoliating step to leave skin baby soft and glowing. We hope this helps!
Answered by: TATCHA
Date published: 2019-04-22

Is the Rice Polish a physical or chemical exfoliant?

Asked by: Bgonzo2
Thank you for your question! The Rice Polish is an enzymatic exfoliant. It uses Papaya and rice enzymes to soften and remove dull, dead skin cells revealing the glowing baby skin beneath. We hope this helps!
Answered by: TATCHA
Date published: 2019-03-27

I have minor hormonal cystic acne mostly on my cheek area, and also a few on my chin and temples. Which enzyme powder is best for my skin?

Asked by: Jenny
Thank you for your question! For acne prone skin, we recommend the Rice Polish in Deep. It contains essential ingredients to balance skin, clarify, and keep future breakouts at bay. We hope this helps!
Answered by: TATCHA
Date published: 2018-12-28

Do you use this cleanser at night or the morning? Also, if you only use it once a day what do you use for the other time of day?

Asked by: Jessix
Hi Jessix, That is a great question! Our Polish Rice Enzyme Powder is recommended to use every day, twice a day. Please consider using our Camellia Cleansing Oil first to remove any makeup or oily residue before exfoliating with this powder. Always, TATCHA
Answered by: TATCHA
Date published: 2018-08-14
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Purity Promise

We promise our formulas will always be free from parabens, synthetic fragrances, mineral oil, sulfate detergents, phthalates, urea, DEA, TEA and many other ingredients. The collection is non-irritating, non-sensitizing and dermatologist tested.